Applying for Disability Based on Mental Disorder

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Applying for Disability Based on a Psychiatric Condition or Mental Disorder

Although someone who is suffering from a severe psychiatric condition may not appear disabled, mental disorders can be just as debilitating as many physical impairments. Conditions such as major depression, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorder, and PTSD can significantly affect someone’s ability to perform every day activities, including job duties.

If you are suffering from a psychiatric condition that prevents you from working, you may be considering applying for Social Security disability benefits. It is definitely possible to get awarded disability based on a psychiatric condition. However, due to the nature of these conditions, it can be more difficult to prove a mental disability versus a physical one. For instance, someone with back or knee problems can produce x-rays, MRIs, and physical exam results to support their inability to work – these types of objective evidence aren’t available for those who suffer from a mental disability.

Although it’s extremely important to obtain regular psychiatric treatment if you’re applying for Social Security disability, this alone may not be enough to get your disability claim approved in Illinois. An experienced New Lenox disability lawyer is extremely familiar with the SSA’s standards for claims involving psychiatric conditions, and can analyze your specific case to determine how to best get you approved for disability benefits.

The office of Marshall W. Conick, Attorney at Law, offers free consultations to those who are applying for disability in Illinois. Click here or call (630) 953-9055 to arrange a meeting with a compassionate DuPage County Social Security lawyer at a time that’s convenient for you. You are under no obligation to hire our firm, but if you choose to do so, you will not pay us unless your disability claim is approved. Contact our convenient offices in New Lenox, Tinley Park and Oakbrook Terrace.

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